Problem with algorithm

Paul McGuire ptmcg at austin.rr.com
Fri Apr 13 17:16:48 CEST 2007


On Apr 13, 9:27 am, "Jia Lu" <Roka... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If you just expand the length to five million* or so, one of those
> > strings will contain all the works of Shakespeare.
>
> Oops, you have this formula in math?
>
> Actually I want to scan a range of network for some certain files.

Sorry, Jia Lu, I don't.  I was actually just joking, alluding to the
old saying that goes "if you had an infinite number of monkeys typing
randomly on an infinite number of typewriters, they will eventually
type out the works of Shakespeare."  "Typewriters"!  who uses
typewriters any more?!

-- Paul




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